Greatest Italian tenor?

Who is the greatest Italian tenor of all time? Many love Luciano Pavorotti, Enrico Caruso, and Placido Domingo, but our vote is for Beniamino Gigli. But do not miss the elephant version of Luciano Pavorotti singing La donna e mobile, from Rigoletto, in Elephants, Yeah! Yeah! . . . . . . . . .

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Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Paul Powell

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Paul Powell (bio) shares his favorites. Places to Visit Any Smithsonian museum, web site National Arboretum, especially during April-May, web site, 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, … Read more

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Mike Koempel

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Mike Koempel (bio), co-author of the Congressional Deskbook, shares his favorites. Places Woodrow Wilson House, web site, 2340 S Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-387-4062 Lincoln Memorial at … Read more

“Communist crimes are less known than fascist ones.”

Communist crimes are less known than fascist ones. While newly released archives from the former Soviet bloc will unquestionably deepen our understanding of the Holocaust, we already have a plethora of photographic documentation, surviving physical evidence, magnificent museums and survivor testimony. By contrast, Soviet atrocities are practically ignored. The reason is certainly not a paucity … Read more

Wear Your Seat Belt!

We like this post from Jim McDonald about wearing seat belts. After driving a cab for six years and witnessing all kinds of stupid driver tricks, putting on a seat belt is now automatic. Wearing a seat belt is also part of the Teenager Driving Contract, and so obvious that it doesn’t need a separate … Read more

You have two cows. The government….

We have a list of 2 cows at YouHave2Cows.com 2 samples … SIMPSONISM: Don’t have a cow man! SOCRATIC METHODISM: How many cows do I have? Why? Related PostsYou Have Two Cows … Arab version World’s smartest cow – what if there were 2 of them?

I, Pencil

Leonard Read’s delightful story, “I, Pencil,” has become a classic, and deservedly so. I know of no other piece of literature that so succinctly, persuasively, and effectively illustrates the meaning of both Adam Smith’s invisible hand–the possibility of cooperation without coercion–and Friedrich Hayek’s emphasis on the importance of dispersed knowledge and the role of the … Read more

“Hollywood is a Washington for the Simpleminded”

The Hill’s 2006 list of the “50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill” has only two journalists on it: – Peggy Chang, congressional reporter, Voice of America – Megyn Kendall, correspondent, Fox News “Washington is a Hollywood for ugly people. Hollywood is a Washington for the simpleminded.” — John McCain (2003) “Washington, D.C. is, indeed, … Read more